Month: January 2017

Chocolate Banana Streusel Muffins

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Chocolate / Fruit

Looking back over the relatively short life of this baking adventure we’re on, I realized that, to-date, there has been a shocking lack of muffins I’ve yet to bake, consume and subsequently share with you.  I decided this needed to be rectified immediately and tried my best to make it up to you the only way I know how.  With chocolate.  But you could have guessed that, right?  And to really showcase my commitment I […]

Devil’s Food Cake with Coffee Meringue Buttercream

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Cakes / Chocolate

This weekend I was in dire need of old fashioned comfort food.  The mid-January doldrums have set in, not to mention the disaster that was downtown DC (interpret that as you may) all had me craving one thing and one thing only.  Chocolate.  Not elaborate confections, oh no.  There was no stout, or extracts or even ganaches.  This is chocolate cake, pure and simple.  And, with quite possibly the best frosting I’ve made to date. […]

Whiskey Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

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Ya’ll.  This weekend I conquered a baking mountain.  I wouldn’t call it Everest, but it’s definitely a high one, maybe in the Rocky’s?  I don’t know, I don’t really hike…or camp.  This mountain was made of yeast (sorry for that mental image), and I promised myself 2017 would be the year I baked with it.  I’ve had my eye on cinnamon rolls for awhile but could never bring myself to bite the bullet.  But you […]

Honey Olive Oil Cake with Candied Blood Orange

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I tend to get a bit depressed this time of year.  The holiday’s are over, the house seems oddly bare once the decorations are down and the cold no longer brings promises of a white Christmas.  I tend to do things like mope around in my pj’s all weekend, put off running errands knowing it takes a full 11 minutes for my car’s heater to warm up and feel guilty (but not enough so) about not […]

Chai Butternut Squash Bundt Cake

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Happy New Year fellow bakers!  I am so very excited for the start of 2017, and all the goods that will be baked and recipes that will be discovered.  It was a busy holiday season and this bundt had been on my list to share with you for awhile.  The combination of chai, butternut squash and a decadent maple walnut sauce was just too good to pass up.  The best part?  Bundt pans have that […]